Many people want to know how rooting will affect their device before going through the process. That is a great question to ask and something I get emails about all the time. I’m going to cover some of the basic questions that I get asked by many Kindle Fire users about apps, updates from Amazon, and more. I’ll keep this post updated and add more info that becomes relevant.
Will I be able to take updates from Amazon once rooted?
The short answer is yes, absolutely. Root in no way interferes with the process of taking updates from Amazon. But once you take an update, usually you will lose root. But all your apps and even the Google Play Store will continue to function. Most cases you can root again using the same procedure. You can also try to prevent losing root by going to your Superuser app and in the setting checking the “ota rootkeeper” which in most cases will work.
Will my Amazon apps be affected after rooting?
No, Amazon apps will work as usual and you will be able to update them from the Amazon Appstore as usual.
How do Google Play Store apps behave and update?
You will be able to install and update Google Play Store app normally. But there are many apps that are the same in both Play Store and Amazon. You need to make sure you update the app from the store that you originally got the app. I would recommend disabling the automatic update in Play Store since it will recognize some Amazon apps as being from Play Store. Periodically go into your Play Store and manually update apps that you got from the Play Store. If you happen to update an app in Play Store that you got from Amazon then the app will not be associated with Amazon any longer. You can uninstall then go back to Amazon Appstore and download again if you want to keep it associated with Amazon.
These are the most common question regarding rooting. I will periodically update this article with more questions that are relevant. If you have further questions then leave a comment. If you don’t like reading articles then there is also a video with the same info.